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Friday, November 16, 2012

Ice harvesting - Prior to the invention of the refrigerator, people would use blocks of ice to keep their food items along with themselves cool during the summer months. Here is a look at how that ice was brought to market. This work crew is hard at work cutting ice on the Little Sioux River and hauling it away, presumably to a ice house that usual was dug in to the ground were sawdust was then place on the ice to keep it from melting so it could be used in the summer.
100 years ago

The case of the State vs. Max Heinwski on the charge of tearing up a part of a sidewalk along the property of Hubert Hitchock dismissed by judge. The case was tried a little over a year ago in justice court and the defendant fined $10.00 and costs. He then appealed the case and it was brought up for consideration on Wednesday when the court threw it out.

State vs. Wm. Smith, accused of stealing a horse in Sioux City some years ago and later stealing a team of ponies form Warren Whitney, dismissed by the state.

State vs. John Menke dismissed by the state. The defendant was accused of selling mortgaged property.

State vs. P.B. Nelson for selling intoxicating liquors dismissed by the state.

State vs. Jos. Phelan on the charge of cattle stealing was dismissed by state.

State vs. Henry Cooper for liquor selling dismissed.

State vs. Alph Wire, charged with practicing medicine without a recorded certificate, was taken up and the defendant plead not guilty and the case continued.

State vs. Albert Rapp, defendant plead not guilty and case will be tried later. His bond was reduced to $500.

E. M. Jameson vs. Cherokee Creamery, plaintiff was granted $144.21.

Sachse, Bunn, & Co., vs. J. H. Sawin of Oto, plaintiff was allowed $3.44.

The case of the State vs. McManaman of Washta, charged with conducting a liquor nuisance, is before the court this morning.

Although the women brought in a minority report in an effort to break the election state prepared by the men and the original ticket went through last night at the Iowa State Teachers' association and the following officers were elected.

President, J. H. Beveridge, superintendent of Council Bluffs schools.

First vice president, Rev. Dr. Willis E. Parsons, president of Parsons' college, Fairfield.

Second vice president, Miss Kate Logan, Cherokee, county superintendent.

Third vice president, Miss Stena Hansen, principal of Cedar Falls high school.

Secretary, O. E. Smith, Indianola, city superintendent.

Treasurer, G. W. Samson, professor in Iowa Teachers' college, Cedar Falls.

Executive committee, F. M. Hammitt, Ottumwa high school principal.

Just before the election Miss Elizabeth Culbertson of Des Moines presented a minority report asking that Miss Kate Logan of Cherokee be substituted for F. M. Hammitt of Ottumwa as chairman of the executive committee and that Mrs. Anna L. Burdick of Des Moines be made second vice president.

Though the minority report was not adopted still the men conceded something to the women by passing a resolution that henceforth a woman should have a place on the executive committee.

75 years ago

Santa Claus will arrive in Cherokee Saturday, December 4, for a preview of the city, according to a word received Monday by Chamber of Commerce officials. He will also visit the following Saturdays.

Heralding the arrival of traditional Old St. Nick will be a grand parade at 1:30 o'clock during the afternoon with rides for the children of the city the remainder of the day until 9:30 o'clock in the evening.

Saturday, December 11, Santa will be in town from 1:30 until 3:00 o'clock and will greet children. At this time he will also receive their letters telling him what they want for Christmas.

Climax of the old saint's visits here will be Saturday, December 18, when at 1:30 o'clock he will distribute 2,000 boxes of candy to the boys and girls of the community.

R. E. Creel, principal of Wilson high school heads the committee in charge of this affair. His assistants will be announced later.

Merchants of the city are asked to have stores and windows trimmed and ready for a great Christmas show Saturday, November 27, when the Chamber of Commerce inaugurates the annual Yule business promotion.

A window trimming contest for merchants will be announced later as details are worked out. Committee in charge is composed of Dr. J. A. Fritz, chairman; John Wallukait, George Stowell Jr., Harold Halfred, Howard Klatt, Merle Lewis, Ruby Gilchrist and Carl Peterson, Jr.

Committee for the Santa Claus visit on December 4 and 11, is as follows: Sherwood Bell, chairman, Kenneth Wilson, Gerald Joines, Rev. Louis Lynch, Melvin Roetman, James Brockway, E. E. Creel, Leo Hellmer, Dale Caris and Dan Hankens.

Street trimming committee is as follows: H. W. Meyer, chairman; Glen Champion, William J. McWiliams, Karl Karlson, W. B. Seippel, Walter McFarlane, Gill Quinn, Boyd Sinkey, Roy Swanson and Lyman Simpson Jr.

50 years ago

Nov. 17 has been set as the date for the annual Prairie Gold Council Boy Scout Finance Campaign here in which the Boy Scout Program is not a part of a Community Chest.

On that date the campaign workers will attempt to see each citizen in behalf of the Scouting movement and the objective will be to complete the entire solicitation in one day.

The funds raised in the campaign go to support the Prairie Gold Council which furnishes the professional leadership and program materials to all communities. Through this system of distribution, local leaders receive direct help from a resident staff of seven men and local units are provided with badges and awards, books and records, training materials and the complete supplies for operation a unit.

By combining resources as a council, communities can finance a permanent camp site that is available to all on a year round basis and can afford to employ the technical help to serve local units. This past summer more than 1,700 scouts and leaders attended the Prairie Gold Council's Camp located near Lake Okoboji, Iowa. Throughout the year more than 2,000 scouts and leaders used the camp for weekend camp-outs and other district and council activities.

Outstanding activities in the Prairie Gold Council this part year included a Boy Scout Wilderness Camporee, an Explorer scout trip to Washington, District Cob Scout Field Days, District Scout shows, Boy Scout 1st Aid Contests, Monthly Round Table Training for Adults and many other varied activities.

The Community Fair Share for 1963 is $200. The budget was developed in June, 1962 by representatives of communities in the Prairie Gold Council and represents the minimum amount needed to operate the Council in 1963.

The Cherokee Junior chamber of Commerce will sponsor a "turkey shoot" Sunday afternoon with all proceeds going to the new Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital.

The Jaycees urge everyone to turn out for the event and get their Thanksgiving turkey, duck or ham. By participating, residents will also be helping the new hospital here.

The shoot will begin at 1:30 p.m. and continue until all birds are gone. It will be held south of the city across from Municipal Airport.

Jaycees report there will be 20 turkeys to shoot for and another 20 which will be awarded.

There will also be a ring-a-duck concession and canned hams.

Jaycees report that all shooters are to use .22 caliber rifles with standard sights. Ammunition will be furnished. Each shooter is guaranteed one shot.

Gale Leisure, well known dancer and choreographer formerly with the New York and San Francisco Ballet Company, will instruct a ballet school here.

He is experienced in teaching and has been ballet master of the Northwest Opera company, Seattle, Kugler Studio's and locally in Minneapolis.

Officials reported he is one of the finest teachers and performers in classical ballet.

Any recitals will be held in Cherokee at no cost to the students.

Leisure has performed at Radio City Music Hall; San Francisco Opera House and in many TV productions.

The man also directed choreography for "Kiss Me Kate" in Sioux Falls.

25 years ago

Monday marked the kickoff of The Great TV Turn-Off week at Marcus Elementary Schools.

During this week participating classes, teachers and entire families will turn off television sets in order to gain a new understanding of the role TV plays in children's family life, as well as to observe the effect of the temporary absence of TV on school achievement.

The project for students in K-8 was initiated by Librarian Mavis Diment and is being conducted in conjunction with National Children's Book Week.

The idea came from a book entitled "Unplugging the Plug-In Drug" by Marie Winn, a New York author of twelve books for parents and children. Winn has been the keynote and featured speaker at many educational conferences, including those of the American Association for Higher Education and the American Library Association.

Monday morning members of the Marcus High school Media class put on a play at both the elementary building and the middle school.

The play featured a family hooked on TV and shows how even a simple task of answering the telephone had to be delayed until the show was over. The family stuffing themselves full of TV snack food had to forgo watching TV when the "TV Smasher" destroyed their set.

The family went next door to watch the neighbor's TV, but alas, it was No TV Week and the family had to settle for playing games.

Once the family understood the fun they could have by playing games, they learned to live without watching so much television.

At the conclusion of the skit, the media class suggested activities which children could do instead of watching TV. The suggestions included more family social activities, reading, writing letters, playing outside and developing worthwhile hobbies.

Diment said children signed contracts ranging from a simple one line contract for the younger students to a more complicated contract for middle school students which calls for them to keep a diary of activities they engage in when the TV set is turned off.

"At the end of this week the students are planning various parties," Diment said. "One class plans to have 'The Cosby Show' taped and watch it Saturday night at their party."

Those going "cold turkey" will be wearing identifying No-TV buttons and discuss throughout the week the changes which occur in their lives as a consequence of turning off the TV.

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